Christina Lynch’s picaresque journey includes chapters in Chicago and Harvard, where she was an editor on the Harvard Lampoon. She was the Milan correspondent for W Magazine and Women’s Wear Daily, and disappeared for four years in Tuscany. In Los Angeles, she was on the writing staff for the television shows Unhappily Ever After, Encore! Encore!, The Dead Zone, and Wildfire. Lynch now lives in the Sierra Nevada foothills and teaches at College of the Sequoias. She is the co-author of two novels under the pen name Magnus Flyte. The Italian Party (2018) is her debut novel under her own name.